Arroz con Fideos (Rice with Angel Hair Pasta)

by Erica Dinho on April 30, 2009

Arroz con Fideos
This is another Colombian rice recipe and as I’ve mentioned before in this blog, rice is a staple in a Colombian diet. Arroz con Fideos is a popular recipe in my family. As children, we loved it because of the little angel hair pasta in the rice.

MyColombianRecipes-Rice with Pasta




  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
  • 2/3 cup angel hair pasta, broken into 1 ½ inch pieces
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 cups water or 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • ½ teaspoon salt

My Colombian Recipes-Arroz


  1. In a small saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the angel hair pasta and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes or until the pasta is golden.
  2. Add the rice, stir with a wooden spoon and sauté for 1 minute. Add the stock or water, increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Add the salt, cover and decrease the heat to low and cook for about 20 minutes or until the rice is tender.
  3. Remove from the heat, let it rest for 5 minutes and serve.
  4. Arroz con Fideos

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 5 Star Foodie April 30, 2009 at 9:57 AM

Angel hair and rice together – how neat! I will definitely be making this!


2 Soma April 30, 2009 at 2:11 PM

I have never combined rice & pasta before, but have seen in mediterranean restaurants where they cook rice with orzo. & I like it.


3 La flaca April 30, 2009 at 4:34 PM

I love this dish. I also sautee grushed garlic with mine :)


4 La flaca April 30, 2009 at 4:35 PM

I love this rice! I saute minced garlic in the olive oil with mine :)


5 Erica April 30, 2009 at 11:07 PM

Natasha and Soma,
You have to try this recipe, It is great for kids!

Garlic gives the rice a great flavor


6 Ellen June 30, 2009 at 9:09 AM

How much rice do you add ?


7 Erica June 30, 2009 at 9:14 AM

Hi Ellen,
1 cup of long-grain white rice.

Thank you!!!!!!!


8 Yuly September 15, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Erica since I found your website I can not stop visiting it every day. You should definitely write a book! this rice reminds me of my grandmother’s recipe the only difference is that she added potatoes. Thanks so much!


9 samir November 10, 2011 at 1:55 AM

.. lovely blog,, this dish was brought to colombia and venezuela and other latin countries by middle eastern immigrants ..its a classsic pilaf with the xception in the middle east they would use ghee/clarified butter instead of oil.


10 May 24, 2012 at 8:24 PM

I make this all the time, it’s great with any meat that has sauce! Yummy!


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